RO Newsflash

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Half Day Friday

This Friday, December 23 is a half day of school. Dismissal at RO is at 11:30am.

EPS reopens on Tuesday, January 3. That is a regular, full day for all students, K-12.

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Winter Fun during Recess! If the temperature outside is above 20 degrees (F), with the wind chill, our students will have outdoor recess. Of course, if it is raining or heavily snowing, we stay inside. Please make sure your child has appropriate winter clothing for the colder school days ahead. Please try to label your students' gloves, hats and coats.

COVID Test Sent Home Today

Each student took home two boxes of COVID tests today. There are two tests per box. Families can use these tests at their discretion. EPS is NOT requiring negative tests to return to school after vacation. However, if your child does test positive for COVID during the vacation, please email our nurse team at This way all of our nurses at RO receive this information. Thank you.
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You may have heard your student talk about "Holiday pROud Paws". They have been a big hit these past few weeks. When classrooms (teams) are showing our school constitution agreements they can be awarded a "pROud paw" by any staff member. This month, the top 11 classrooms that earn the most pROud paws receive a ticket to the "RO Movie Theater" in our cafeteria

and will be treated to a holiday movie, with popcorn, this Friday morning.

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Fifth graders reading and jotting down their thinking to prepare for a class discussion. We heavily emphasize to our students that "Reading is Thinking" and we teach them how to think as they read. Comprehension and understanding happens most DURING our reading,

not after our reading. This is a priority for us in grades three, four and five.

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RO Yearbook Information

The Yearbook Committee is accepting photos for the 2022-2023 yearbook. Pictures should be from various school or class events and should feature RO students.

Pictures can be sent to the following email

Information on how to order a yearbook will be communicated around early 2023.

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These are fifth graders and third graders together as "math buddies".

Fifth graders are teaching a rounding game to third graders

and playing the math game with them.

RO Attendance Email

If you need to change your student's transportation, request an early dismissal, report an absence, etc., please use the following email address and cc your student's teacher.

This is the most efficient way to communicate with our entire office team.

Bridges Math Support for Families

Please see the link below to use as a resource for your student's Bridges math program.

Mark Your Calendar!

Friday, 12/23 - 1/2 Day; Early Dismissal @ 11:35am

Monday, 12/26 - Monday, 1/2 - No School - Winter Break and New Year's Holiday

Friday, 1/6 - RO Spirit Day - Wear Your Favorite Hat

RO School Calendar

Richardson Olmsted School

Chris Getchell, Principal

Bryan Aries, Assistant Principal

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